I’ve been having fun with Instagram for a while now, but kept finding other things to write about. Anyway, it’s a fun app for the iPhone, and is kind of like Twitter, only for photos.
You can either take photos with the Instagram camera, or use the iPhone camera (better, in my opinion) and then apply one of sixteen different effects. My favorites are “Lomo-fi,” “Toaster” and “Hefe.”
When you’re happy with the shot, you can send it to Instagram, where followers can comment or “like” it. You can also send the photo to Twitter, Facebook and other social media. I don’t have the time to be really active, but it’s fun once in a while.
Here some of my favorite “instagrams”:
You may recognize the eggplant and pears from my farmers market post of two weeks ago. You can see that here if you care to compare.
Instagram only does square format, so you need to remember that when composing a shot.
Oh, one more thing: there’s a company called StickyGram (http://stickygram.com) that will turn instagrams into magnets. They’re small, but very nice quality.
Great weekend, everyone!